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Alphabet Wall Art for Baby Girl Nursery

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The countdown is on:  moving in three weeks!  To a bigger place where my baby girl can have her very own room.  And I can finally put up all the decorations I’ve made for her!  Here’s one more…

Simple and cute.  My kids love anything ABC related (which inspired this alphabet onesie.)  Guess what I made this little decoration from?  What’s that you say?  You couldn’t tell it was an “As Is” IKEA cupboard door that cost me $5?  I’ve had this thing for like two years knowing that I would use it someday.  Well folks, that day came.  A little turquoise acrylic paint, a stencil cut from my Silhouette, a spray on finish, and voila!

  I made the “E” and “F” the turquoise color because those are my baby girl’s initials.  🙂

See the How-To After the Jump!


  • Old Cupboard Door (I got mine at IKEA in the “As Is” section)
  • Acrylic paint
  • ABC stencil (or cut one out with a craft cutter)
  • Spray on sealer
  • Sandpaper

Step one:  Prepare your surface.  The IKEA door was in true IKEA fashion…super glossy and smooth.  So I got my sandpaper and went to town on it so the paint would adhere to the surface.

Step two:  Paint the border.  I painted the outer border with the turquoise paint I got courtesy of Deco Art.  I had to do several coats.

Step three:  Apply your alphabet stencil.  The easiest way to do this is to cut one out of vinyl from a craft cutter.  Using my Silhouette, I arranged five letters on each line in a sans serif font.  I made the total stencil area 5×7.  I cut it out and then used transfer paper to transfer it onto my area.  I made sure to trim the bottom edge straight so I could put the whole stencil on straight.  I also used my yardstick to help me out here.

Step four:  I used another color to paint in the letters, using a sponge paintbrush.  If I were to do this over again I would paint the “E” and “F” another color to start.  But I removed the stencil and used the Elmer’s Painters to draw in the color.

Step five:  Spray a few coats of spray on sealer and let it dry for 24 hours.  Done!

This is a simple project that you can do in an afternoon.  Total cost was less than $10 (and cheaper if you use paint you already have!)

See the other decorations I’ve made for her room!

Paint Chip Chandelier  

Painted Vases (as seen above)

Pinwheel Quilt

Bow Holder


    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks Sarah!

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